Business Intelligence IQ

Craig is based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and has worked with for the last six years developing the various HEADWAY processes (Project, Change and Portfolio). He has hosted a series of webinars and is a business intelligence subject matter expert.

Hello my friend! Great to see you again! Do you realize we have met for the second time in recent months? That must be a record for us lately. Hopefully, it will become a habit! I am glad you had time to meet with me. When we spoke last month, I asked you a question about how many projects you had on the go.

So after our last conversation, I headed back to my office to talk with my business intelligence colleague Phil about our conversation. Interestingly enough, he related a story to me about a difficult project he undertook in his last company. It fits in perfectly as a follow-up to our conversation from last month. Where do I begin…

Phil was working as an external consultant for a client that was undergoing dramatic growth. It is the kind of growth that would rival the world’s largest growth projections for an organization. The original scope of the engagement was to assist the organization to establish a Project Management Office in a medium-sized company of 1,000 employees. The PMO would assist divisions across the company to more effectively manage their projects. Like many organizations, the company had reached the point in its project management maturity where it realized it could no longer manage its projects in the ad hoc, uncoordinated manner. Phil worked closely with the PMO manager to establish a framework for the PMO and assisted in …

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